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Press Photo by Royal McGregor Hazen senior forward Austin Cieslak, right, blocks Heart River freshman Zane Besler during a Region 7 quarterfinal game on Monday at Knights of Columbus Activities Center.

Rivalry hits hardwood: Beulah, Hazen face for 3rd time this season to play for Region 7 championship


The Beulah and Hazen boys basketball teams have to travel virtually the same distance to play in the Region 7 championship.

But, carpooling isn’t even an option.

Needless to say, the Bison and Miners rivalry runs deeper than the nine miles that separate the two towns.

“It’s quite competitive when we meet in any sport,” Hazen head coach Randy Johnson said. “There’s no question about that, because of the location of the schools and the size of the schools being similar.”

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